e-Veritas Archive | March 30th, 2011

Screen on the Green: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Easy A’

8:00 pm

Enjoy this free outdoor screening on Friday, April 1, starting at 8 p.m. on the Foote University Green. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs for a double feature under the stars. At 8 p.m., it’s the Oscar-nominated animated feature How to Train Your Dragon (PG). Hiccup, a hapless young Viking and aspiring dragon hunter, makes his first dragon catch only to find he no longer wants to kill the beast and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. At 10 p.m., after a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, ambitious student Olive (Emma Stone) sees the school’s swirling rumor mill increase her popularity in Easy A. This comedic twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter also stars Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Patricia Clarkson, and Stanley Tucci (PG-13). For more information, call 305-284-6399.

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The Future of Course Materials and Digital Delivery

11:00 am

Technology and choice should be positive forces in education today, yet both can prove to be cumbersome and challenging. As course materials evolve and institutions struggle with determining the best path of action, defining a course materials strategy can be helpful. “The Future of Course Materials and Digital Delivery” will review Follett’s perspective on course materials, the digital future, and choice. It will also preview one of the newer digital textbook offerings available and discuss the appropriate time to implement a digital strategy.

The Instructional Advancement Center is offering two sessions of this seminar on Friday, April 1, the first taking place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by the second from 12 to 1 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom, 226-D. Register for the event at www.iacmiami.org. For more information, contact Kelley Seaman 305-284-2008 or email [email protected].


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Cosford Screening: Another Harvest Moon

7:00 pm
6:00 pm
2:00 pm

Another Harvest Moon is a sensitive drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. Frank (Ernest Borgnine), Ella (Anne Meara), Alice (Doris Roberts), and June (Piper Laurie) gather each morning for a game of cards. They have become like family to one another, offering unyielding support, constant bickering, and strong opinions about life, death, and everything in between. One morning Frank reveals to Ella that he no longer remembers his wife’s face and that he doesn’t want to live to endure another debilitating stroke. He persuades his son Jeffrey (Richard Schiff) to give him his old gun because by holding it he finds a way to remember his World War II buddies. But perhaps he has another motive for wanting the weapon. His friends and family must confront their own feelings about faith, dignity, and our obligations to our loved ones. Another Harvest Moon deals with issues affecting us all.

Join the School of Communication on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m., when the Bill Cosford Cinema hosts legendary actor Ernest Borgnine, who will be speaking and answering questions immediately following the film. Advance tickets are available online now. The film will also screen on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students, and staff. General admission is $9. Free for UM students. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.


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Neurology Grand Rounds: Hypertension and the Pediatric Brain

1:00 pm

Steven Pavlakis, professor of pediatrics and neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will present “Hypertension and the Pediatric Brain” on Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Retter Auditorium.

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Salon des Refuses Exhibition Opens at CAS Gallery April 1


The Department of Art and Art History presents the Sixth Annual “Salon des Refuses” exhibition, named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863 in Paris in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy. The Department of Art and Art History will showcase the work of students who entered the Annual Juried Student Competition and were not accepted.

In celebration of the event, an opening reception will be held on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. along with the department’s annual barbecue.

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